Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is an author and culture critic based in London. She has written extensively on Hindi cinema and is an Open contributor


Can Indian cinema make it big in Russia again?

06 May 2022
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Director’s Roar

The globalisation of South Indian cinema began with Rajamouli

01 April 2022
Club Istanbul

Identity markers in a new Turkish series echo the melodrama of Hindi cinema

18 March 2022
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The Heart of the Song

Lata sang for all of us. Her voice was instantly recognisable. Whoever the star, she brought us into the heroine’s inner life

11 February 2022
The Scent of Mumbai

A perfumed passage to nostalgia

14 January 2022
Power on Trial

Jai Bhim and the search for justice in Indian cinema

19 November 2021
Romancing the Pathan

Tracing the masculinity of star power in Hindi cinema

15 October 2021
The Hippy Gaze

India through the prism of counterculture

03 September 2021
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The Parsi journey across history and cultures—with a stopover at Irani café

23 July 2021
The Pilgrim’s Progress
The Pilgrim’s Progress

From the martyrdom of Thomas Becket to the holy relics of Hindi cinema

18 June 2021


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